Category Archives: Glenmoriston


Alan Watson Featherstone, the founder of Trees for Life, writes about his experiences out in the Caledonian Forest, and about his work for the charity.

A day in the Levishie rainforest

About six miles downstream from Dundreggan, and just a mile from where the River Moriston flows into Loch Ness, Glenmoriston narrows dramatically at a place called Levishie. The topography there steepens, and on the south side of the glen in particular

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Beside the River Moriston

One week-end in the middle of February I was on my way out to Glen Affric for the day. Leaving Loch Ness at Drumnadrochit, I headed up Glen Urquhart towards Cannich, but the road was blocked at Balnain. There was

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Another day I didn’t make it to Dundreggan!

I was on my way to Dundreggan on Saturday, but as I’ve sometimes done before, I stopped beside the River Moriston, at a small patch of beautiful native woodland below the dam on the river, about a mile before reaching

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Egg thieves caught in the act!

This blog entry dates back to a memorable day in early July, when I spent several hours in a beautiful but tiny native woodland remnant downstream from the Dundreggan dam in Glen Moriston. The area is about a mile before

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A special place beside the River Moriston

I was on my way out to Dundreggan, and, as I sometimes do, I stopped at a special place beside the River Moriston, downstream of the dam, and about a mile before Dundreggan. The glen narrows at this point and

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A tale of two burns, part 2

On Sunday, the day after I’d been up the Allt a Choire Bhuidhe burn on Dundreggan, I went across to the other (south) side of Glen Moriston, where the Allt Phocaichan burn flows down through a native pinewood remnant on Forestry

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